New 3D Protected Browser for Manufacturers Protects Confidential CAD and Design Data


OnwiTrust, NRI and Lattice3D jointly debut Web-Based Application to prevent unauthorized copying and printing of design information
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ? June 29, 2004 ? OmniTiustim Security Systems, Inc., Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and Lattice3D today unveiled the 3D Protected Browser, a Web browser protection system that prevents the unauthorized copying and printing of CAD- and polygon-based design data as it is being shared and viewed.
3D Protected Browser, developed and released by OmniTnistTM with help from Nomura Research Institute, protects proprietary design data from being captured and misused by individuals that may be exposed to it through the design review or bid processes, enabling manufacturers to feel more secure when valuable data assets are revealed to others in the supply chain. The need for this product has developed from the rapid rise in outsourcing of manufacturing to less-costly economic regions, which requires that valuable and confidential design data be sent out of the company. Until now, there has been no way to prevent misuse and theft of valuable design assets after they are distributed.
3D Protected Browser also enables secure but rapid network and email-based publishing and sharing of 3D CAD data through the use of Lattice3D’s XVL compression. 3D CAD design data typically results in very large file sizes. but XVL can compress the data in a loss-less form to approximately I/100 allowing it to be easily shared between divisions in a company including production, sales, service and marketing. XVL is already used by more than 2.000 major manufacturing companies who benefit from its 3D publishing and compression tools.
“The 3D Protected Browser is a critical technology that will increase the value of design data assets, as well as make those assets more secure for manufacturers in a global market,” said Alex Garcia Tobar, CEO, Lattice3D Technologies. -Ile 3D Protected Browser provides an important tool for professional users and developers to guard their designs and keep them from being manipulated and misused. File security is essential and 3D Protected Browser allows users to feel confident about the safety and authenticity of their files.”

Available as simple HTML and web server plug-ins. 3D Protected Browser enables employees to view customer design information on their screens, and to input data into fields, but not print, copy, save or screen-capture. When viewing 3D CAD data using XVL Protected Browser, users can set up controls to prevent screen capture, file saving, and printing.
3D Protected Browser works as an add-on component to the Protected Browser product recently announced by Om niTnist Security Systems ( stories/05 I 804_pb.htm). (NRI, is a preferred partner with, and strategic investor in, OmniTrust Security Systems, Inc.). Protected Browser prevents employees with access to confidential customer information, such as bank records, credit cards and social security numbers ? from capturing or otherwise misusing this information. This eliminates the possibility of mass identity theft and other misappropriation, and ensures compliance with new privacy laws. Thus, consumers can transact business with confidence with vendors that use Protected Browser, even if the vendor has support centers in other countries. More information about Protected Browser can be found at:
“Manufacturers must collaborate and share CAD and other design data in order to reap the benefits of collaborative design.” according to OmniTnist president and CEO. Michael Mansouri. “However, it is increasingly easy for people to steal such confidential information, leading to compromised competitive advantage among many other problems. We developed Protected Browser out of popular demand to help address this growing problem.”
3D Protected Browser supports Windows 2000, XP, and Internet Explorer V 5.01 or later. On the server side, the product supports SPARC Solaris8 or later, Apache 1.3.2X, Windows NT4.0, 2000 and IIS5.0.5.1. North American pricing ranges from $20 – $50 per seat depending on volume.